Friday, May 7, 2010

Kristen Tracy; A Field Guide for Heartbreakers

ARC

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (June 1, 2010)







Synopsis



When best friends Dessy and Veronica arrive in Prague for a prestigious writing workshop, their priorities diverge. Dessy, fragile from a recent breakup, has come to mend her broken heart by honing her craft. Veronica has just dumped her boyfriend and plans to blow off the workshop. She'd rather master a different subject -- boys. Veronica gets right to work on her "man-wall" -- one paper cutout for every hot-dude she meets -- and embarks on her mission to cover a wall of their dorm by summer's end. At times, Dessy thinks her friend might be a genius. At others, Veronica seems more like an agent of chaos.
As if their love lives weren't complicated enough, soon a homicidal suitemate is bent on killing Veronica and Dessy, and both girls are hiding secrets that could wreck their friendship. Well, no one ever said breaking hearts was a simple craft. . . .




My Review


Dessy and Veronica were the perfect duo. Dessy was heartbroken after her first love laminated all of her flaws. That's right Laminated! While Dessy is trying to mend her heart, Veronica is on a mission to be a crazy hormonal teen(boy crazy).I did feel Veronica out shined Dessy's character. I thought this was going to be just a simple book of friendship and how to deal with life. Boy was I wrong. The turn in the plot was wonderful and unpredicted. Down right entertaining. The book kept at a great pace, were you felt you could grasp the thoughts of the characters. The end however was a bit rushed. I had quite a few unanswered questions. Which I felt should have been answered. All in all this was a great book. Perfect quick read. I didn't put this one down till it was done! Kristen is now in my favorite author's list.


Kristen Tracy's Site


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31 comments:

Nina said...

Nice review, I have this book on my wishlist and I thought it would be a fun, quick read. And it sounds like it is, but also with a little more depth than I thought. Like it already.

Jan von Harz said...

Sounds like a great summer read. Great review.

Erika said...

i've been looking for summer reads, and this sounds like a wonderful one. nice review!

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Adriana said...

This sounds like a really fun book. I'm curious to see if she ends up filling up the "man-wall". It reminds me of The O.C with Summer's roommate.

joder said...

This sounds like an entertaining read with intriguing characters that would be easily relatable to. This would be a fun summertime read that both adults and their teen could read together.

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donnas said...

Very good review. Thanks for taking the time to do it. It sounds like a really summer read.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This one sounds really fun! I'm adding it to my to read list! Thanks for the great review!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love the cover! This seems like the perfect beach book. :-)

Have a great weekend, Liz!

Good Golly Miss Holly said...

I wouldn't describe it as a fun, light read.

Milli said...

Nice review. It's sounds like a cute read!

elizabeth said...

Great review! This book sounds like a fun read. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Andrea said...

nice review!

this contest has me adding piles and piles of books to my wishlist!

linz said...

Your reviews are so helpful. I wasn't going to read this, but now I have to! It sounds so cute.

Giada M said...

Thank you for your review! It sounds interesting! This is a new author to me. >_<

Giada M.

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Sara said...

Hey there!
This is Sara here from The Saturday Network. Awesome review. This definitely sounds like my type of book, I can't wait to read it.

Btw your blog is really awesome, I'm your newest follower! :D

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ahhh sounds so cute :)

Brodie said...

Great review! I hadn't heard of this book before but it sounds like a good read. I'll definitely be looking it up and having a read :D

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Great review! I have heard about this book and it looks like a lot of bloggers are liking it. I might have to give this one a go!

Amy J
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EVA SB said...

Great review - this sounds like fun a quick 'cheer me up' read.

Emmagan said...

Great review, i so want to read this book!

Tina said...

I love the cover of this book, the ice-cream seems so delicious...LOL!
Well, the review is fantastic, and I'm looking forward to having this book in my hands!

YA Vampire Books said...

Great review! The book sounds interesting and the cover is glassy ;)

Precious said...

The wonderful cover is attracting me! :) Great review! Looks like this is a good one.

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Evgenia said...

I love Prague so much. It's one of the most beautiful city in Europe! I would like to read book that takes place in Prague.

ChickLitGirl said...

I love the cover of this book! It is so ADORABLE.
The book sounds really awesome.

Brianna Bruce said...

Wow, I never would have guessed the intricacy of the plot at first glance, but now it's definitely on my reading list. Also, the ice cream on the cover is making me hungry...: )

Readerly Person said...

Can I just say that the book cover is AWESOME? Sweet, cute, flirty. Love it.

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